Navigating the SSI Process: A PITSTOP Transition Series Training











Navigating the SSI Process


When students with disabilities approach adulthood, parents need to be aware of the benefits that are available to support their students as they transition to adult services. One of those systems is Social Security. In this session, we will discuss how Social Security determines if an individual over 18 meets their definition of disability.  We will discuss the five step process Social Security uses to make a determination.  We will discuss the types of information Social Security considers, and we will discuss what families can do ahead of time to collect and submit the appropriate information to try to make this process go smoother.

September 27
7:00-8:30 pm
Hancock County Public Library
900 W McKenzie Rd
Greenfield IN 46140
Community Conference Room B

Register online for the session at this link


Speaker Bio:

Karly Sciortino-Poulter is the Outreach Grants Administrator at The Arc of Indiana and oversees their family advocacy programs. Karly helps guide families and self-advocates of all ages as they navigate the disability world. Karly sits on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees including the Transition Advisory Council, the Certificate of Completion Workgroup, the Indiana Systems of Care State Governance Board and Youth and Family Subcommittee, and the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition. Karly is a graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.  Most importantly, Karly is the mother of a 17 year old with autism and anxiety and a typically developing 11 year old, so she lives this every day.


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